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  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Brent and U.S. crude futures tumbled on Friday to the lowest settlement prices in months, as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine. "Since June 23, the market's been going down," said Andy Lebow, vice president at Jefferies Bache in New York.

  • *Brent falls to two-week low; in July had biggest monthly loss since April 2013. NEW YORK, Aug 1- Brent crude oil fell more than $1 to hit a two-week low on Friday, slipping to $105 a barrel in its third straight day of losses as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine.

  • Among the major automakers, only Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp beat analysts' estimates. Honda Motor Co said July sales tumbled 8 percent to 135,908. It was the only one of the top car companies to cut incentives from June to July, with per-vehicle discounts averaging $1,754, according to research firm J.D. Power.

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 35 or 2.3 percent, to $14.91. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 78 or 1.6 percent, to $48.13. Goldman Sachs fell $3.05 or 1.8 percent, to $169.82.

  • *Brent falls to two-week low; in July had biggest monthly loss since April 2013.

  • UPDATE 1-Mobileye shares jump 58 pct in bumper debut Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Mobileye's shares jumped as much as 58 percent to a high of $39.40 on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the Israeli company at about $8.4 billion. Mobileye's technology is already used in more than three million vehicles made by BMW AG, General Motors Co and electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, among others.

  • Early Glance: Banks companies Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $15.33. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $48.67. Goldman Sachs fell $1.12 or. 6 percent, to $171.75.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Aug 1- Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy, but it must avoid reawakening the "sleeping dragon" of investor panic.

  • Europe's investment banks resilient in retreat Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 1- Europe's investment banks are giving Wall Street a run for its money despite shrinking their trading arms more aggressively than U.S. rivals.

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Brent crude oil fell to a two-week low on Friday, slipping towards $105 a barrel as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine. Worries over geopolitical risks to oil supply have eased despite escalating violence in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Brent crude oil fell below $106 a barrel on Friday as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine. Worries over geopolitical risks to oil supply have eased despite escalating violence in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • DETROIT, Aug 1- The U.S. auto industry hasn't appeared so healthy for years. And yet, a minority on Wall Street and in the autos business are seeing reasons to be wary. Among those seeing a glass half empty is Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas who says we may be heading towards what he terms "peak auto."

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 1- Brent crude held near $106 a barrel on Friday as ample supply continued to drag on prices a day after the benchmark posted its worst monthly performance since April 2013. U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 16 cents to $98.01 a barrel, following a 6.8 percent decline last month, the biggest monthly loss since May 2012.

  • S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks declined for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years. Investors found little reason to move money into stocks, faced with the growing geopolitical concerns in Israel and Ukraine, as well as banking problems in Europe.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 33 or 2.1 percent, to $15.25. Citigroup Inc. fell $1.08 or 2.2 percent, to $48.91. Goldman Sachs fell $2.89 or 1.6 percent, to $172.87.

  • The broker, Michael Horowitz of Los Angeles, also admitted to wrongdoing as part of the settlement, the SEC said. Horowitz, the SEC said, recruited people to help him steal personal health information from hospice and nursing home patients so he could designate them as annuitants and sell the products to wealthy investors.

  • TREASURIES-Prices stabilize on month-end demand Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    *Yield curve steepens from five-year lows. NEW YORK, July 31- Most U.S. "There is some month-end buying, both here and in Europe," said Dan Mulholland, managing director in Treasuries trading at BNY Mellon in New York.

  • UPDATE 4-Target names outsider as CEO after data breach Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    *Target appoints Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as CEO. July 31- Beleaguered retailer Target Corp named former PepsiCo and Wal-Mart executive Brian Cornell as CEO and chairman as it tries to regain customer confidence following a devastating data breach last year that hit earnings. Cornell, the first outsider to lead Target, has his work cut out.

  • *Yield curve steepens from five-year lows. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. "There is some month-end buying, both here and in Europe," said Dan Mulholland, managing director in Treasuries trading at BNY Mellon in New York.

  • *Weekly jobless claims rise 23,000. WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. labor costs recorded their biggest gain in more than 5-1/ 2 years in the second quarter and a gauge of trends in the jobs market fell to an eight-year low last week, bolstering the economy's outlook.